Public Service Announcement - Flood conditions in Northern British Columbia continue to disrupt VIA's service between Prince George and Prince Rupert

    VANCOUVER, June 8 /CNW/ - VIA Rail Canada is advising passengers that due
to the ongoing flood conditions and river levels in Northern British Columbia,
the Skeena train service between Jasper and Prince Rupert remain affected in
both directions.
    VIA continues to operate the Skeena between Jasper and Prince George
only. All service between Prince George and Prince Rupert, in both directions,
has been cancelled.
    This will remain in effect until further notice.

    This includes the following upcoming departures:
    -   June 8th, 10th, train No. 5, from Jasper to Prince Rupert, will
        terminate in Prince George.
    -   June 9th, 11th, train No. 6, from Prince Rupert to Jasper, will
        originate in Prince George.

    Since rising flood levels are also impacting road conditions, VIA is not
able to secure any alternate transportation at this time.
    VIA has also suspended all ticket sales between Prince George and Prince
Rupert until further notice.
    No other VIA service is affected by this situation at this time.
    Customers wishing further information may call 1-888-VIA-RAIL.
    VIA is monitoring this situation and will issue an update as conditions

For further information:

For further information: Media enquiries: Catherine Kaloutsky, (416)
956-7683; Fred Wallace, (514) 513-3671 (cell)

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